Physical Education Activity Program
At Texas A&M, we know that going to college is more than classes and studying. That’s where the Physical Education Activity Program (PEAP) comes in! PEAP offers health and fitness activity classes to every Texas A&M student.
Students take a wide range of KINE 199 elective courses, including aerobic running, archery, badminton, bowling, dancing (country and western, ballroom, or tap) weight training, fencing, soccer, golf, gymnastics, handball, mountain biking, Pilates, self-defense, volleyball and yoga. The goal of this program is to help students develop a lifetime appreciation and commitment to physical activity so that they can live healthy lives.
We have some of the most popular classes at the university and because of student demand, we continue to give more options.
PEAP offers courses to fulfill the science core curriculum for Texas A&M students. In KINE 120 (one credit course), students learn the fundamentals of stress, exercise, nutrition, disease and drug use while participating in a physical activity of their choice. KINE 223 (three credit hours) incorporates several domains of integrative learning. Here, students will learn fundamentals of health, science, and performance while participating in a physical activity of their choice.
The instructors in the Physical Education Activity Program want every student to develop a lifetime commitment to activity, fitness and wellness. The goal is every Aggie leaves Texas A&M with an appreciation for physical activity so they can live healthy lives.
Most courses are taken in the Physical Education Activity Program Building, located at the corner of Penberthy Road and John Kimbrough Boulevard, on the Texas A&M campus, across the street from Reed Arena. The PEAP building has a large open-court area, which can be configured to four full-size basketball courts, six volleyball courts or 12 badminton courts. Other features include areas for gymnastics, archery, fencing, boot camp activities, self-defense, yoga, dance and Pilates. A lighted walking trail is located behind the building. This running and walking trail is open is open to the public.Over 25,000 Texas A&M students take classes from PEAP faculty, with thousands of others using the facilities through Texas A&M’s Department of Recreational Sports.
The PEAP Building replaced physical education programs that were housed in G. Rollie White Coliseum and the Read Building. Both buildings were razed as part of the redevelopment of Kyle Field.